After wearing the BR-V2 every day for the last month I have really come to love the watch. I typically prefer white watch faces, as I feel they are more versatile, but the black face of this chronograph has gone with just about everything. At 41mm, the watch feels very balanced on the wrist and because of the thin bezel, wears more like a 39mm or 40mm. I won't list off all the technical specifications on here, for that I will direct you to Bell & Ross's website by clicking HERE. Before we dive in, I would like to thank Ben Simon from Windsor Jewelers in Charlotte, NC for loaning me the watch. I have teamed up with Windsor to create some cool watch content for you guys over the next few months.
One of the details I love most as a #watchnerd would have to be the sapphire case-back. At 41mm, the watch feels very nice on the wrist. The chronograph funciton is well laid out on the dial and does not seem to crowd the face as sometimes happens with chronographs. The date window is subtly placed to the right of the 6 o'clock marker.
I want to touch on what I think could potentially be the only downside, which is no fault of the watch, that is the Omega Speedmaster. The watch that went to the moon, and some watch bloggers have said the B&R is a knock off of. To me, I take a watch a face value when reviewing and try to block out similar watches and really just look at what is on my wrist first. This watch to me, is for someone who likes the classic design of the Speedmaster, but maybe wants something different. When it comes down to it, this watch is a great piece and something I could see myself purchasing someday when my own collection is a little more rounded out.
Overall I have really enjoyed this watch. As I said before, I have always preferred white dials on most of my watches, but having only worn this for a month it felt very natural with most out fits. The watch is incredibly versatile in how it can be worn. Because of the thinner bezel size, it wears slightly smaller in my opinion making it fit in with either a suit or my favorite jeans. I think, if paired with a nato or leather strap this really could be the perfect starter watch for someone looking to get into a new luxury watch. Check-out the gallery below to see how I styled the watch with a wide variety of outfits!